There are 24 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Pinboard/geoboard, you may find related items under Physical and Digital Manipulatives.Broad Topics > Physical and Digital Manipulatives > Pinboard/geoboard
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
What is the relationship between the angle at the centre and the angles at the circumference, for angles which stand on the same arc? Can you prove it?
Can you find triangles on a 9-point circle? Can you work out their angles?
Polygons drawn on square dotty paper have dots on their perimeter (p) and often internal (i) ones as well. Find a relationship between p, i and the area of the polygons.
How would you move the bands on the pegboard to alter these shapes?
How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots on the 8-point circle?
Can you split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?
This article for teachers explains why geoboards are such an invaluable resource and introduces several tasks which make use of them.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
This article for teachers suggests activities based on pegboards, from pattern generation to finding all possible triangles, for example.
How do you write a computer program that creates the illusion of stretching elastic bands between pegs of a Geoboard? The answer contains some surprising mathematics.
A virtual geoboard that allows you to create shapes by stretching rubber bands between pegs on the board. Allows a variable number of pegs and variable grid geometry and includes a point labeller.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Imagine an infinitely large sheet of square dotty paper on which you can draw triangles of any size you wish (providing each vertex is on a dot). What areas is it/is it not possible to draw?
What is the total number of squares that can be made on a 5 by 5 geoboard?
Investigate all the different squares you can make on this 5 by 5 grid by making your starting side go from the bottom left hand point. Can you find out the areas of all these squares?
How many triangles can you make on the 3 by 3 pegboard?
This practical challenge invites you to investigate the different squares you can make on a square geoboard or pegboard.